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Thursday, October 4
 

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

10:00am

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

Lyft: Spaces Should be for Sharing
Enjoy Lyft's parklet, featured at PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia, to loungeror play some checkers while you wait for your ride at DesignPhiladelphia's venue pick-up/drop-off location.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - Friday October 12, 2018 7:00pm
BOK, Entry Hallway 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

UArts School of Design: Design Matters
UArts Exhibition at Design Philadelphia
Exhibition: October 3rd - October 12th
Kickoff Party: October 3rd, 5:30 - 9pm
Design at the University of the Arts challenges students to re-envision the world around them, and provides the technical and creative thinking skills that prepare them for the future. Our Design Philadelphia exhibit showcases outstanding student work from four undergraduate programs – Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, and Game Art. UArts Design students collaborate, innovate and experiment, taking risks to solve problems by engaging, imagining and making.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - Friday October 12, 2018 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Talk by Michael Ford of BrandNu Design/Hip Hop Architecture Camp
Founder of BrandNu Design and creator of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, an initiative evolved from years of research that began with Ford's graduate thesis. The camp aims to increase minorities in architecture and urban planning.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

5:30pm

Designer Spotlight: Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts Studio
Haworth Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts Studio - #HaworthDPDesignerTalks
We understand design can influence and make an impact in our communities and built environment. So this year, in part with Haworth (best known for commercial furniture around the world), we are introducing short talks from emerging/women designers at the Haworth Designer Talks Space in BOK's Girls Gym. The short talk is meant to connect festival attendees with local rock stars of the design community in an intimate setting to share their inspiration, process, and work. 
Tonight meet Karina Puente of Karina Puente Arts, a women run studio specializing in custom portraits and art installations for unique spaces, events, weddings, and museums.
Karina Puente is a visual artist based in Philadelphia. She specializes in hand cut, hand dyed art installations for events, celebrations, galleries, and museums. Her practice is anchored in the traditional Mexican folk art of cut paper called Papel Picado. Papel Picado is most commonly seen as colorful banners strung high above Mexican celebrations, weddings, and in Dia De Los Muertos altars. Papel Picado is also a powerful work of handicraft, evidence of cultural pride, unity and survival. Puente contemporizes the folk art by working large. Puente cuts intricate patterns into mural-size paper cloth. Karina's cut patterns symbolize a spark; the feeling when the veil is lifted and an idea or solution occurs. She presents her work in unique exhibition spaces as a useful tool to amplify cultural preservation at the intersection of innovation and tradition.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
BOK - Exhibition Gallery, Haworth Corner 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:30pm

Democratization in a Design Collective
The Design Activist Institute is a Philadelphia-based, intersectional, feminist, autonomous, grassroots collective of designers working for radical, utopian resistance and building a better world. Throughout summer 2018, the design collective collaboratively created local "guides for utopia" based around a number of issues using consensus-building, systems design, design thinking, principles of social justice, and democratic organizing tactics. We invite the larger community to come learn about our processes and projects.

Registration Link: http://designactivistinstitute.org
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm

7:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Thursday October 4, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132
 
Friday, October 5
 

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

10:00am

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

1:00pm

The Art of Armando Veve
Armando Veve is an artist and illustrator working in Philadelphia. Philadelphia-based Veve has won two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York for his intricate, realistic works, which he draws by hand with graphite. Among his clients: The New Yorker, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Mother Jones, Wired. He was named an ADC Young Gun by The One Club for Creativity and selected to the Forbes 2018 30 under 30 list.
This exhibition is on display from September 10, 2018 – November 15, 2018. During DesignPhiladelphia, a special public presentation will be on Friday October 5th, 2018, 1–2:30pm in CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall, 320 S. Broad Street. A reception will follow from 3-4pm in the Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery, Anderson Hall, 7th Floor, 333 South Broad Street.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Friday October 5, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

6:00pm

Old City Design Crawl
Design Crawl in Old City!  As the original design center of Philadelphia, crawl through open studios and showrooms on First Friday.  Pick up your evening guide at the DesignPhiladelphia Pavillion (located next to Christ Church on 2nd Street) and stroll through the neighborhood and check out these partifcipating businesses:
The Center for Art and Wood 
Studio 6mm & WFGD Studio (4-7PM) 
Millésimé & Ligne Roset & Arclinea Kitchens
k YODER design
Land Collective 
36 Craven
MOTO Designshop
bulthaup studio + LEMA studio
Society Hill Kitchens & Custom Interiors
Poggenpohl
Roche Bobois
 
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Old City Locations 20 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

Spin! @ The Porch
Spin! A design and art installation by MIO and University City District at the Porch on 30th Street Station. The installation will feature spinning seesaws and stools, ground artwork by MIO, an acrobatic dance performance by Pink Hair Affair, DJ Ben Arsenal at the turntables and drinks that will make your head whirl by Powers Whiskey.
 
Location: 2901-2949 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Opening Celebration: Friday October 5th 6 - 9PM / Performance Starts at 7PM
RSVP recommended
Open to the public: October 5 - 13

Registration Link: mailto:isalm@mioculture.com
Cost: FREE

6:00pm

Ti Chang: Designing Social Change
Public Lecture and Crave Design Factory Tour
Friday Night Talk Synopsis, 6:00-7:00PM: Women's pleasure has long been stigmatized -- wrapped up in social constructs and gendered expectations. So designing a line of sex toys for women was anything but an easy journey. Ti Chang, industrial designer and co-founder of luxury sex toy brand CRAVE, discusses the ups, downs and in-betweens of trying to bust through stigma and start conversations using innovative design as the centerpiece. You will hear her personal story from being a designer to a sex toy entrepreneur and advocate for designing for women- and how she hustled her way from the corporate world to bootstrapping her company. She will share her journey of navigating traditional employment, building a company, and designing for social change.
Ti Chang Bio:
Ti Chang is an industrial designer / entrepreneur passionate about designing products for women. she is the co-founder of Crave - a luxury sex toy manufacturer for women who has been featured in FortuneHuffington Post, ForbesCosmopolitan, New York Times, and many more. Crave, a San Francisco-based company specializes in discreet and beautifully designed luxury sex toys. Ti leads the concept and design for the company’s full line of products which has won numerous awards including Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design. Prior to Crave, Ti founded INCOQNITO, a line of intimate accessories that double as fashionable jewelry which was acquired by CRAVE in 2011. Ti is best known for the design of Vesper, a vibrator necklace, one of the most celebrated and innovative sex toys disrupting the adult toy industry and changing the conversation around sex.
Earlier, Ti held positions with major consumer brands, including Trek Bicycle and Goody Products. Ti holds a MA in Design Products from Royal College of Art in London and a BS in Industrial Design from Georgia Institute of Technology. Ti grew up in Atlanta, GA and now enjoys life and work in San Francisco.
TW/ IG:  @designerTi

Registration Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/300453944102681/
Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
URBN Annex Screening Room at Drexel University 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia 19104
 
Saturday, October 6
 

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

Ti Chang: Designing Social Change
Public Lecture and Crave Design Factory Tour
Friday Night Talk Synopsis, 6:00-7:00PM: Women's pleasure has long been stigmatized -- wrapped up in social constructs and gendered expectations. So designing a line of sex toys for women was anything but an easy journey. Ti Chang, industrial designer and co-founder of luxury sex toy brand CRAVE, discusses the ups, downs and in-betweens of trying to bust through stigma and start conversations using innovative design as the centerpiece. You will hear her personal story from being a designer to a sex toy entrepreneur and advocate for designing for women- and how she hustled her way from the corporate world to bootstrapping her company. She will share her journey of navigating traditional employment, building a company, and designing for social change.
Ti Chang Bio:
Ti Chang is an industrial designer / entrepreneur passionate about designing products for women. she is the co-founder of Crave - a luxury sex toy manufacturer for women who has been featured in FortuneHuffington Post, ForbesCosmopolitan, New York Times, and many more. Crave, a San Francisco-based company specializes in discreet and beautifully designed luxury sex toys. Ti leads the concept and design for the company’s full line of products which has won numerous awards including Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design. Prior to Crave, Ti founded INCOQNITO, a line of intimate accessories that double as fashionable jewelry which was acquired by CRAVE in 2011. Ti is best known for the design of Vesper, a vibrator necklace, one of the most celebrated and innovative sex toys disrupting the adult toy industry and changing the conversation around sex.
Earlier, Ti held positions with major consumer brands, including Trek Bicycle and Goody Products. Ti holds a MA in Design Products from Royal College of Art in London and a BS in Industrial Design from Georgia Institute of Technology. Ti grew up in Atlanta, GA and now enjoys life and work in San Francisco.
TW/ IG:  @designerTi

Registration Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/300453944102681/
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
URBN Annex Screening Room at Drexel University 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia 19104

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

6:00pm

SENSORY DESIGN - Cocktail Crawl
SENSORY DESIGN
How can an object affect the senses? Does everyone share the same experience when facing design? Comfort, pleasure, awe, or confusion, design can impact individuals in many different ways. Sensory design will explore sensations on a personal level. Visitors will be confronted with unexpected and interactive performances and experiences.
Kicking off the event is an opening night on Saturday October 6th that will enable guests to discover and experience ten showcases hosted by the Philadelphia Design members. Each of them will offer an interpretation of the theme Sensory Design featuring a designer, an artist or an architect. As well, expect unique drinks and hors d'oeuvres meant to enlighten the senses in each gallery or showroom.
After the opening, and throughout the Design Philadelphia Week, the Philadelphia Design District will also host other happenings to gather the design community in Old City District.
OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL CRAWL:
Biello Martin Studio & KelliJane: design.erotic
143 N. 3rd Street
Biello Martin Studio and Kellijane present . design.erotic . as part of the Philadelphia Design District's Sensory Design exhibit. Featuring Michael Biello's erotic clay sculpture including collaborations with legendary pleasure activist Annie Sprinkle and costume designer Tyler Holland. Also featuring a collection of sensual pillows by Kellijane.
K Gallery Art & Design: Nick Kacic Miosic Sculpture
120 N. 3rd Street
Minima: Touched by Design
118 N. 3rd Street
Teresa Chang, influenced by the simplicity of Korean and Japanese pottery, appeals to viewers’ sense of sight and touch with her limited edition, hand-built porcelain pieces, crafted specifically for Minima. Chang will throw pots on her ceramic wheel at 118 N. 3rd Street, while encouraging guests to talk with her one-to-one. All work will be available for sale.
131 N. 3rd Street
Minotti’s exquisite 2018 Collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present will be exhibited in Minima’s 131 N. 3rd St showroom. Rodolfo Dordoni, Minotti’s chief designer, coordinated this collection from international designers Christophe Delcourt, Nendo, and Marcio Kogan. Guests are encouraged to experience Minotti’s sensuous textiles, exotic marbles, and fine woods that compliment these acclaimed furniture designs. Minotti, known for their manufacturing excellence and international styling, is sold exclusively in the Philadelphia region by Minima.
Moderne Gallery: American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
111 N. 3rd Street
Exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focus on the tactile sense through the manupulation of surface and texture. Woodwork to be featured by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter and ceramics by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos.
Parisa Rug & Decor: Agness Gummere x Parisa
33 N. 3rd Street
Parisa Rugs & Décor is thrilled to present Agnes Gummere's works on paper. Join us for the art opening from 5 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, October 6 for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at 33 N. 3rd St. Prior to the opening, Parisa Rugs & Décor will hold an open house on October 5, First Friday, from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Pentimenti Gallery: The Expanded Diagram: Diagrammatic Thinking in Contemporary Art
145 N. 2nd Street
Talk at 5:30 PM
Guest speakers will explore the _Expanded Diagram _project, a thesis proposed by artist, Steven Baris, stating that for some artists, diagrammatic thinking aptly describes a significant aspect of their creative process--more cogently than the many art labels and categories currently offered. Even though the majority of these artworks do not look like conventional diagrams, the way these artists think about and develop their artwork mirrors critical features of diagrammatic processes.
Petite Jardin en Ville: Open House
134 N. 3rd Street
Roche Bobois: Open House
311 Arch Street
Roche Bobois will host “Embark on a Journey”, a visual exploration of Marcel Wonders’ new Globe Trotter collection for Roche Bobois and exhibition by Paradigm Gallery’s artist Katherine Fraser. Please join us October 6th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Roche Bobois, 311 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 for cocktail, canapé and a night of Sensory Delight.
Society Hill Kitchens: Nick Kacic Miosic Sculpture
120 N. 3rd Street
Wexler Gallery: Inventive Illusions
201 N. 3rd Street
Looks can often deceive. What could be an almost certainty to one’s eye can easily dissolve with a quick brush of the hand. Inventive Illusions will challenge the perception of materials and intention of art and design by inviting the viewer to explore reality beyond this first visual impression. In order to fully discover and understand a piece of design, it should be intimately experienced and explored with all of the senses. Inventive Illusions is hosted by Wexler Gallery in partnership with 'Sensory Design', presented by the Philadelphia Design District. Join us at 201 North 3rd St. for the opening on October 6th, from 6-9pm.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

6:00pm

Sensory Design: Inventive Illusions
Looks can often deceive. What could be an almost certainty to one's eye can easily dissolve with a quick brush of the hand. Inventive Illusions will challenge the perception of materials and intention of art and design by inviting the viewer to explore reality beyond this first visual impression. In order to fully discover and understand a piece of design, it should be intimately experienced and explored with all of the senses. Sensory Design: Inventive Illusions is hosted by Wexler Gallery in partnership with Sensory Design, presented by the Philadelphia Design District. An opening at Wexler Gallery will be held on Saturday, October 6th, from 6-9pm.

Registration Link: https://designphiladelphia.org/sensory-design-inventive-illusions
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wexler Gallery 201 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106
 
Sunday, October 7
 

10:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Sunday October 7, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132
 
Monday, October 8
 

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Monday October 8, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Monday October 8, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Monday October 8, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Monday October 8, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Monday October 8, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

5:30pm

Designer Spotlight: Lastasha Hall, Lillie Couture
Haworth Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture - #HaworthDPDesignerTalks
We understand design can influence and make an impact in our communities and built environment. So this year, in part with Haworth (best known for commercial furniture around the world), we are introducing short talks from emerging/women designers at the Haworth Designer Talks Space in BOK's Girls Gym. The short talk is meant to connect festival attendees with local rock stars of the design community in an intimate setting to share their inspiration, process, and work. 
Tonight, meet designer of Lillie Latasha Hall has always has a fond love for fashion. In her early years of being an artist she sat for hours drawing and designing figures in her head. It wasn’t until she was introduced to sewing by a family friend that she began to unify her passion for the arts and sewing, turning sketches into wearable clothing. Since then she has been able t accumulate over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry. Latasha has dedicated time to perfect her craftsmanship with experience in bridal, evening, ready to wear, and alterations. 
In 2008 as a graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia Latasha became immersed in the fashion industry. Working as an assistant woven designer for Sean John as well as a denim designer for Synergy jeans she gained vast experience in the fast paced New York menswear scene. Searching for a more hands on approach to fashion Latasha then explored the alterations avenue of the industry by landing a job as a seamstress for Nordstrom as well as various bridal and suit boutiques. 
In 2013 Latasha realized her ultimate passion of designing custom pieces for an array of clients and for celebrity clients that include, Vivian Green, GOGO Morrow, Erica Campbell and a Grammy appearance by Kristal Lyndriette. With this new found passion she began focusing all of her attention on building her company Lillie whose name serves as a dedication to her late grandmother Ester Lillie Coles who embodied the classic feminine essence with a touch of sophistication and spunk. 
Since beginning Lillie Latasha’s designs have been featured in numerous magazine publications as well as gaining clients from around the country. Latasha hopes to bring her brand internationally in the future.
 

Cost: FREE

Monday October 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
BOK - Exhibition Gallery, Haworth Corner 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Monday October 8, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

10:00am

Art Therapy Introductory Workshop
For the 2nd year in a row, Design Philadelphia participants will learn about art therapy as a dynamic mental health profession. This art therapy introduction is hands-on and participants will create while learning about the use of art in psychotherapy as a tool for physical and emotional release, personal development and growth, insight, trauma processing, skill-building and enhancing communication. Participants do not need to have any prior art experience or proficiency to appreciate this workshop. Art therapy is based on the principles that art making is inherently healing and life-enhancing, and that all people have the capacity for growth, change, and creative expression.
Jefferson University is proud to offer a master's and post-master's specialization in Art Therapy through its Community and Trauma Counseling program, located on the East Falls campus.
Please click on "tickets" and click through to our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot in this workshop.  Registration is required.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-therapy-an-introduction-tickets-49558731500
Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jefferson University 925 Chestnut Street Health Design Lab, Basement Level, Vault, Philadelphia 19107

3:00pm

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

4:00pm

Future of Design of Disc Golf Course: Explore Sedgley Woods
During DesignPhiladelphia, come out to see the oldest disc golf course on the East Coast right here in Fairmount Park: SedgleyWoods Disc Golf Course.  Not only is Sedgley the oldest course, it's also an extremely popular course.  Sedgley hosts national, regional, and local tournaments and is open to the public 7 days a week.  Hundreds of people play disc golf at Sedgley every week due to the growing popularity of the sport.  With increasing demand, comes increased need for design and construction professionals (architects, landscape architects, engineers, wayfinding signage/environmental graphics, landscaping contractors, etc.) to design and build courses in public and private parks across the country.
Join us for a beverage and a tour of the course and learn more about Sedgley Woods and the future of disc golf in Philadelphia!

Cost: FREE

5:30pm

Haworth Designer Talks: 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week
Special Lecture in the Haworth Designer Talks Space - #HaworthDPDesignerTalks
2018 Trends From Milan Design Week
Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mowhawk Group

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
BOK, Girls Gym 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:00pm

How Trends Drive Innovation in Product Design
Open-ended product design challenges are, well, challenging! A client may come to a design strategist with no clear direction beyond the intent to disrupt an industry. Trend research is one of the tools we use to come up with new ways to innovate. In this talk, Lead Design Strategist, Ryan Chen, will present a conceptual case study from the personal care industry to show how Bresslergroup might use trend research to lead to the insights that would lead to novel product concepts. Chen will begin with on overview of the socio-cultural megatrends he’s identified that are going to influence consumer value and behavior into the next decade.
Lead Design Strategist, Ryan Chen, studied Industrial Design at the National University of Singapore and earned an MBA from the University of Oxford. He has helped clients across industries and continents, including Samsung, Sony, Philips, and DesignSingapore Council, deliver meaningful products that started as ambiguous design challenges.
The talk + Q&A will start at 6:30 p.m. Stick around Bresslergroup's studio space afterward for beer, snacks, and mingling!
The event is free, but space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot! 

Registration Link: https://bresslergroup.ticketleap.com/how-trends-drive-innovation-in-product-design/
Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Bresslergroup 1216 Arch Street 7th floor, Philadelphia 19107

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

8:00am

Design Innovation Showcase: Spatial Efficiency
PennPraxis, in collaboration with the Pennovation Center and PennDesign, presents the Design Innovation Showcase at Pennovation for Design Philadelphia 2018, featuring Spatial Efficiency. 
This event will feature a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, October 9 featuring the groundbreaking work of Masoud Akbarzadeh, Director of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL) at PennDesign, located at Pennovation. Dr. Akbarzadeh’s research draws from his background in architectural design, computation, and structural engineering, primarily focusing on Three-Dimensional Graphical Statics, which is a novel geometric method of structural design in three dimensions.  The lecture will be preceded by a short tour of the Pennovation Center and a discussion of the history of the site and building by PennPraxis. 
The Spatial Efficiency exhibit showcasing the work will be on display at the Pennovation Center from Tuesday, October 9 to Thursday, October 11 from 8am to 5pm.
 

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

12:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture is an exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focuses on the tactile sense through the manipulation of surface and texture.  The woodwork featured there is by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter. The ceramics are by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Moderne Gallery 111 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

3:00pm

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

5:30pm

Designer Spotlight: Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator of YOWIE
Haworth Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner Operator of YOWIE - #HaworthDPDesignerTalks
We understand design can influence and make an impact in our communities and built environment. So this year, in part with Haworth (best known for commercial furniture around the world), we are introducing short talks from emerging/women designers at the Haworth Designer Talks Space in BOK's Girls Gym. The short talk is meant to connect festival attendees with local rock stars of the design community in an intimate setting to share their inspiration, process, and work. 
Tonight meet Shannon Maldonado, founder of YOWIE, a home and life shop focused on curating small collections from friends, independent artists, and designers. Based above a bustling little corner of the Italian Market in South Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
BOK - Exhibition Gallery, Haworth Corner 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Wednesday October 10, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132
 
Thursday, October 11
 

8:00am

Design Innovation Showcase: Spatial Efficiency
PennPraxis, in collaboration with the Pennovation Center and PennDesign, presents the Design Innovation Showcase at Pennovation for Design Philadelphia 2018, featuring Spatial Efficiency. 
This event will feature a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, October 9 featuring the groundbreaking work of Masoud Akbarzadeh, Director of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL) at PennDesign, located at Pennovation. Dr. Akbarzadeh’s research draws from his background in architectural design, computation, and structural engineering, primarily focusing on Three-Dimensional Graphical Statics, which is a novel geometric method of structural design in three dimensions.  The lecture will be preceded by a short tour of the Pennovation Center and a discussion of the history of the site and building by PennPraxis. 
The Spatial Efficiency exhibit showcasing the work will be on display at the Pennovation Center from Tuesday, October 9 to Thursday, October 11 from 8am to 5pm.
 

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

12:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture is an exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focuses on the tactile sense through the manipulation of surface and texture.  The woodwork featured there is by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter. The ceramics are by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Moderne Gallery 111 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

made at bok shop
Made at BOK hosts a pop-up shop for the season featuring ceramics, jewelry, body products and more that are all made right here. Participating vendors invite the public to enjoy shopping and learning more about the creative and talented Philadelpha-based artists, designers, makers and others who operate in the BOK Building.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
made at bok shop BOK Room 507 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

5:30pm

Haworth Designer Talks Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste:
Special Lecture in the Haworth Designer Talks Space - #HaworthDPDesignerTalks
Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste
Presented by Royce Epstein of Mowhawk Group

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
BOK, Girls Gym 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

6:00pm

Material Mexico
Material Mexico 
October 11, 2018 6PM-9PM
$36/ Adults
$28/ Members
21+ Event
Can craft be an effective antidote against the monotony overtaking the material world? Mexican handcraft, from ceramics, to weaving, to the making of mezcal, is often thought of as a rudimentary artform. However, when we examine Mexican artisanship, a complex story emerges that is shaped by limitless variation of materials and processes.
For example, an Espadin Agave (the species from which most commercially available mezcal is made) is far from a simple plant. It is the bat which pollinated the flower, the earth in which it grew, the multi-year exposure to the elements, and the influences of the plant’s immediate neighbors, such as corn, chili pepper, zucchini, or other agaves. These factors drastically impact the final product, all before fermentation and distillation even begin.
Craft has the potential to reveal the unique fingerprints of the processes and the people behind it. With Material Mexico we will dive into Mexican craft and give it a chance to speak about its origins, scars, and potential.

Material Mexico will feature a casual conversation lead by guest speaker Salvador Periban, who will share one-of-a kind mezcal samples. Each guest will receive a handblown mezcal copita from Studio Xaquixe in Oaxaca, Mexico to take home. Additional mezcal will be provided by Philadelphia’s own Dock-Street Spirits. Light refreshments will be provided by South Philly Barbacoa.
Folk art tours highlighting Mexican artworks installed throughout Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens will also be held during the event. Both Spanish and English-speaking guides will be available.

Registration Link: https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/event/material-mexico/
Cost: $36 regular/$28 members

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens 1020 South Street, Philadelphia 19147
 
Friday, October 12
 

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

12:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture is an exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focuses on the tactile sense through the manipulation of surface and texture.  The woodwork featured there is by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter. The ceramics are by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Moderne Gallery 111 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

made at bok shop
Made at BOK hosts a pop-up shop for the season featuring ceramics, jewelry, body products and more that are all made right here. Participating vendors invite the public to enjoy shopping and learning more about the creative and talented Philadelpha-based artists, designers, makers and others who operate in the BOK Building.

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
made at bok shop BOK Room 507 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

BOK NIGHT
BOK is the home for DesignPhiladelphia this year -- join us for BOK NIGHT and come see the following businesses that call BOK their home base all year round.  In addition to the open houses below, IDSA will be presenting their Closer Than We Think Documentary.  The DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery will be open, as well as the following businesses:
MacGregor-Art
Design Manifest
Bevy of Objects
Firth and Wilson Transport Cycles
Lobo Mau
Made @ Bok Pop-Up Shop
Milder Office Inc.
Klip Collective
Roantree Weaves
JV Collective
Stover Ceramics
Bicyclette Furniture
Remark Glass
Mozilla
Toner Architects + LANDAU Design
Urban Aesthetics
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

5:30pm

Designer Spotlight: Wale Oyejide, Founder of Ikire Jones
The common thread in this year’s DesignPhiladelphia festival, in our exhibit gallery and the 110+ citywide events, is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose beyond Aesthetics. We understand design can influence and make an impact in our communities and built environment, but most especially for our youth and future designers. For this SPECIAL Design Spotlight join us at the BOK Auditorium with Walé Oyéjidé, Esq. Designer and Creative Director for Ikiré Jones.  
Walé Oyéjidé, Esq. is a designer, writer, musician and lawyer that combats bias with creative storytelling. As the founder of Ikiré Jones, he employs fashion design as a vehicle to celebrate the perspectives of marginalized populations. His work has appeared in exhibition and was featured in the Marvel Studios film "Black Panther". He is a TED Fellow, an Open Society Foundation Moving Walls Fellow and a National Geographic Explorer.
Suggested donation of $20 to benefit the Architecture In Education (AIE) , a design education program based out of the Center / Architecture + Design intended to engage Philadelphia public grade school students.
The AIE program, brings an architect, architecture student, and educational materials into K-12 classrooms, allows children to explore how architecture, urban planning, and design impact their daily lives, teaches them the design process, and gives them the opportunity to use their design skills to address a real-world design issue that affects their own liv

Registration Link: https://philadelphiacfa.ticketleap.com/wale-oyejide/
Cost: FREE, Suggested $20 Donation

Friday October 12, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
BOK, Auditorium 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Friday October 12, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

7:30pm

Closer Than We Think Documentary
Closer Than We Think is a documentary film about the future. From 1958 to 1963, a Sunday comic strip predicted the future. Arthur Radebaugh's Closer Than We Think represents mid-century futurism at its most daring and optimistic.  From autonomous driving cars to wristwatch video phones, Radebaugh's visions of the future heavily influenced iconic shows like The Jetsons and inspired a generation of future innovators with predictions and technologies many of which have become ubiquitous in today's world. View the trailers.       https://www.clindar.net/closerthanwethink

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148
 
Saturday, October 13
 

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

10:00am

Adult Program: JUMPSUIT with Rational Dress Society
The Fabric Workshop and Museum and the Rational Dress Society invite you to attend a Make-Your-Own-JUMPSUIT workshop and discussion in partnership with DesignPhiladelphia. As participants learn about the history of revolutionary and utopian dress and the current state of the garment industry, they’ll begin the process of cutting and sewing their own JUMPSUITS using a pattern provided by the Rational Dress Society. Attendees will bring their own sewing machines and three yards of non-stretch fabric in a color of their choice. They will learn to read and cut industrial patterns and produce a portion of their own monogarment (with instructions for its completion at home). 
JUMPSUIT is an open source, ungendered monogarment designed to replace all clothes in perpetuity. Represented in 248 sizes, JUMPSUIT is liberated from the signifiers of class, race and gender that inscribe our usual relationship to dress. The members of the Rational Dress Society believe that the rejection of choice might open us up to new possibilities and better ways of living. What if you never had to pick out an outfit again? Come to our workshop and find out!
The Rational Dress Society is a counter-fashion collective founded by Chicago-based designer Abigail Glaum-Lathbury and Los Angeles-based artist Maura Brewer. Together they make JUMPSUIT, the open-source ungendered monogarment to replace all clothes.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adult-program-jumpsuit-with-rational-dress-society-tickets-50280947668
Cost: $85

11:00am

ML Woodworking - Build Your Own Furniture (choose one date/time)
This is a hands on workshop/ lecture and cnc demo.
We will discuss the craft of furniture making today, the process of going from design to reality on a small scale and how technology has changed the industry in recent years.
We will tour the shop and cut out some furniture parts on the cnc machine. 
Working in groups of two or three, participants will mix and match parts, gluing them up to create their own small custom side tables.
We'll draw names out of a hat to see who takes home the tables.
Tickets only necessary if you want to assemble a table.
To register for a Build Your Own Furniture Session, click on the links below:

Cost: $12 advanced $20 at the door

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
ML Woodworking 3211 Cedar St. , Philadelphia 19134

11:00am

made at bok shop
Made at BOK hosts a pop-up shop for the season featuring ceramics, jewelry, body products and more that are all made right here. Participating vendors invite the public to enjoy shopping and learning more about the creative and talented Philadelpha-based artists, designers, makers and others who operate in the BOK Building.

Cost: FREE

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
made at bok shop BOK Room 507 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

12:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture is an exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focuses on the tactile sense through the manipulation of surface and texture.  The woodwork featured there is by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter. The ceramics are by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Moderne Gallery 111 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

2:00pm

ML Woodworking - Build Your Own Furniture (choose one date/time)
This is a hands on workshop/ lecture and cnc demo.
We will discuss the craft of furniture making today, the process of going from design to reality on a small scale and how technology has changed the industry in recent years.
We will tour the shop and cut out some furniture parts on the cnc machine. 
Working in groups of two or three, participants will mix and match parts, gluing them up to create their own small custom side tables.
We'll draw names out of a hat to see who takes home the tables.
Tickets only necessary if you want to assemble a table.
To register for a Build Your Own Furniture Session, click on the links below:

Cost: $12 advanced $20 at the door

Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ML Woodworking 3211 Cedar St. , Philadelphia 19134

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Saturday October 13, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

6:30pm

DesignPhiladelphia Closing Reception
Hoffman Design Group hosts the Design Philly closing party at HOT•BED !
 
HOT•BED is a contemporary art gallery in the Jewelers' Row District of Center City that infuses contemporary art, curated by James Oliver, with horticultural installations, designed by Bryan Hoffman. From the moment a visitor steps into the gallery, they are given a full sensory experience.

 
Come network with fellow designers of all industries in the Philadelphia area, eat, drink, mingle, discover. You can also have the opportunity to see HOT•BED's latest exhibit, Garden Bouquet" by local artists, Barbara Sosson & Ian Loring Shiver, before it closes early next month!

 
You can RSVP here: DesignPhiladelphia Closing Party
Hope to see you all there - Saturday, October 13th, 6:30-10pm!

Cost: $

Saturday October 13, 2018 6:30pm - 10:00pm
HOT•BED 723 Chestnut Street 2nd Floor, Philadelphia 19106
 


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